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ALPHA ROMEO DROVE 20MINS WITHOUT ENGINE OIL

2002 Alfa Romeo 147

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2002 Alpha Romeo 147 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 41000 miles

hi

two weeks ago ive hit a pevment and my sump (oil pan) got a hole inside it didint know I was leaking oil antil I felt that the car was loseing prformance like it wasent geting to much gas and plus I drove it on a hill which climd it hard and then ive stoped after driveing it for 20mins ralesed sumting was wrong checked the dip stick had a very small amount of oil in it so I had to call recovery. Today ive managed to get a new sump and put it on and started the car every thing was normal, the engine gos normaly nathing wrong with it but could you tell me wat checks shud I do how would I know if anyting happed to my pistions, piston rings or valves
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IboT
June 10, 2009.




Hi there,

It sounds as if it was your lucky day, with even a small amount of oil showing on the dip stick is usually enough to save the engine from serious damage, what you should have done was removed a few bearing caps when the sump was off as this is where most of the damage would occur if you ran seriously low on oil.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 11, 2009.


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